Inger Larsen

Inger founded the specialist localization recruitment company Larsen Globalization (G11n) in 2000.

Inger worked in localization for 17 years before this. She started out as a translator, specializing in software localization at IBM in her native Norway.

She has degrees in British and American Literature and Culture, Technical Translations, and diplomas in IT and HR. Inger is bilingual in Norwegian and English and has in addition good understanding of German, Swedish, Danish, Faroese and a bit of French.

After studying IT and teaching translation and software localization at Surrey University, she moved to Dublin and worked as an international Project and Program Manager for Microsoft. Returning to the UK to work for Xerox, Inger moved into global account management and sales.

Inger has retained a strong interest in education and regularly visits universities to speak to translation students.

She has also attended many international industry events, often as a speaker and panelist. She has also written several published articles for industry magazines.

Inger is our managing global director, in addition to heading up recruitment in Europe.

She is also a very enthusiastic member of Women In Localization UK Chapter.
Tel: +44 (0)207 274 9028

Costanza Marinelli

Costanza is based in Tokyo and heads up our recruitment in the APAC region.

She has worked and studied in seven countries, and has a Translation and Interpreting diploma, a degree in Political Science, a diploma in Diplomatic Studies and an MBA.

Costanza has substantial experience in localization project management for Medtronic, in international HR for Mallinckrodt Medical, international market research and as a recruiter for Larsen Globalization.

Costanza is Italian, and speaks six additional foreign languages.

After taking care of the French, Italian and German recruitment markets for Larsen Globalization, Costanza moved with her family to Tokyo and took over responsibility for the APAC region. In less than two years Costanza has built up and achieved steady growth in Japan and APAC. She regularly attends trade shows, conferences and industry events related to the localization industry held in Asia, both as a speaker and as a participant.

She is a member of the Women in Localization Japanese Chapter association.

Annette Hemera
Tel: +81 80 7953 1303

Annette is in charge of localization recruitment in the US for Larsen Globalization.

She has degrees in Translation and Interpreting, Business Administration, Managerial Economics and Creative Writing from Hungary, the UK and France.

Annette has over 15 years’ experience in the localization industry, with a particular focus on international business management and development, project management, mergers & acquisitions, recruitment, training and consulting. She has held several executive positions in the Top 25 companies of the localization industry both in Europe and in the US.

Annette has also participated in several key European translation communities and academic organizations in CEE Europe.

After working successfully in hiring for the US for several American, Asian and European translation companies and for internal localization departments, Annette leads the recruitment for Larsen Globalization in the US and Americas.

With Annette’s expertise Larsen Globalization has the experience and dedicated resources in place to also offer Mergers & Acquisitions for the localization industry as a mainstream service.